[INT HOME – NIGHT]
Yearning Heart: Hello?
Kim B (v.o.): Oh hi! This is Kim.
Yearning Heart: Hello, Kim.
Kim B (v.o.): How are you guys doing?
Yearning Heart: We’re very good! And how are you?
Kim B (v.o.): Good, thanks. Can I talk to [Monsieur]?
Yearning Heart: Sure, hang on. Monsieur?!
MONSIEUR comes downstairs to the phone
Yearning Heart: (whispers) It’s Kim.
Monsieur:(frowning slightly) (to phone) Yes? (pause) Yes, how are you? (listens) Yes, well enough. (pause) Yes, can I ask you, is this important? We are having family time. (pause) Yes, very good, thank you. (He hangs up)
Yearning Heart: (comes around the corner from where she was listening) You know, you could have talked to her.
Monsieur:Indeed. To what end?
Yearning Heart: (grinning) You’d really rather hear me read Laura Ingalls Wilder to the kids?
Monsieur:I find you charming and captivating as a reader. Particularly as the voice of Pa. (He turns and goes back upstairs.)
Yearning Heart: (whispers to phone triumphantly) DE-NIED!